Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
February 12, 2000 - Issue 03
Mi'kmaq to Produce Children's Books
Canadian Aboriginal News
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|Mi'kmaq elders are teaming up with parents and children
to turn storytelling into children's books.
project, spearheaded by the Kjipuktuk Aboriginal College in Halifax, is one of 10 initiatives to get funding from
a new family literacy endowment fund. The recipients were announced Thursday to coincide with Family Literacy Day
in Nova Scotia.
are very few books that reflect Mi'kmaq heritage and culture for parents to read to their children,'' said Cheryl
Lynn Hagan Deschamps, the college's family literacy co-ordinator.
will be held in various First Nations communities around the province in the coming months. Parents will hone their
literacy skills by producing four books based on storytelling sessions. Children will illustrate the books, which
will be published in English and Mi'kmaq.
said the college, based at the Micmac Native Friendship Centre in Halifax, will share the books with day-care centres,
kindergartens and other youth programs throughout Atlantic Canada.
Aboriginal Peoples: The Micmac: Newfoundland and
Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi
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